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Table of contents

  1. Sergio Rossi, Lorenzo Bramanti, Andrea Gori, Covadonga Orejas
  2. Andrea Gori, Giorgio Bavestrello, Jordi Grinyó, Carlos Dominguez-Carrió, Stefano Ambroso, Marzia Bo
  3. Ruth H. Thurstan, John M. Pandolfi, Philine S. E. zu Ermgassen
  4. Julian Gutt, Vonda Cummings, Paul Dayton, Enrique Isla, Anke Jentsch, Stefano Schiaparelli
  5. Sergio Rossi, Martina Coppari, Núria Viladrich
  6. Marcelo Oliveira de Soares, Tito Monteiro Cruz da Lotufo, Leandro Manzoni Vieira, Sula Salani, Eduardo Hajdu, Helena Matthews-Cascon et al.
  7. Héctor Reyes-Bonilla, Eric Jordán-Dahlgren
  8. Ricardo Aguilar, Allison L. Perry, Javier López
  9. Inmaculada Frutos, Angelika Brandt, Jean Claude Sorbe
  10. L. Bramanti, M. C. Benedetti, R. Cupido, S. Cocito, C. Priori, F. Erra et al.
  11. Marco Milazzo, Maoz Fine, Emanuela Claudia La Marca, Cinzia Alessi, Renato Chemello
  12. Chiara Paoli, Monica Montefalcone, Carla Morri, Paolo Vassallo, Carlo Nike Bianchi
  13. Emma Rangel-Huerta, Griselda Avila-Soria, Ernesto Maldonado
  14. Hans Ulrik Riisgård, Poul S. Larsen
  15. Federica Costantini, Anna Maria Addamo, Annie Machordom, Marco Abbiati
  16. F. Lartaud, G. Galli, A. Raza, C. Priori, M. C. Benedetti, A. Cau et al.
  17. Alison M. Jones, Daniel J. Thornhill, Anthony J. Roelofs
  18. Cristina Gioia Di Camillo, Giorgio Bavestrello, Carlo Cerrano, Cinzia Gravili, Stefano Piraino, Stefania Puce et al.
  19. Sam Kahng, Joshua M. Copus, Daniel Wagner
  20. Ernesto Weil, Caroline S. Rogers, Aldo Croquer
  21. Carlo Nike Bianchi, Carla Morri, Roberta Lasagna, Monica Montefalcone, Giulia Gatti, Valeriano Parravicini et al.
  22. Manuel Maldonado, Ricardo Aguilar, Raymond J. Bannister, James J. Bell, Kim W. Conway, Paul K. Dayton et al.
  23. Jesús Ernesto Arias-González, Andrea Rivera-Sosa, Jaime Zaldívar-Rae, Christian Alva-Basurto, Camilo Cortés-Useche
  24. Stefán Áki Ragnarsson, Julian Mariano Burgos, Tina Kutti, Inge van den Beld, Hrönn Egilsdóttir, Sophie Arnaud-Haond et al.
  25. Pål Buhl-Mortensen, Lene Buhl-Mortensen, Autun Purser
  26. Charles F. Boudouresque, Aurélie Blanfuné, Mireille Harmelin-Vivien, Sébastien Personnic, Sandrine Ruitton, Thierry Thibaut et al.

About this book

Introduction

During the last decades there has been an increasing evidence of drastic changes in marine ecosystems due to human-induced impacts, especially on benthic ecosystems. The so called “animal forests” are currently showing a dramatic loss of biomass and biodiversity all over the world. These communities are dominated by sessile suspension feeder organisms (such as sponges, corals, gorgonians, bivalves, etc.) that generate three-dimensional structures, similar to the trees in the terrestrial forest. The animal forest provide several ecosystem services such as food, protection and nursery to the associated fauna, playing an important role in the local hydrodynamic and biogeochemical cycles near the sea floor and acting also as carbon sinks. The present book focus its attention on these three dimensional animal structures including, for the first time, all the different types of animal forests of the world in a single volume.

During the last decades there has been an increasing evidence of drastic changes in marine ecosystems due to human-induced impacts, especially on benthic ecosystems. The so called “animal forests” are currently showing a dramatic loss of biomass and biodiversity all over the world. These communities are dominated by sessile suspension feeder organisms (such as sponges, corals, gorgonians, bivalves, etc.) that generate three-dimensional structures, similar to the trees in the terrestrial forest. The animal forest provide several ecosystem services such as food, protection and nursery to the associated fauna, playing an important role in the local hydrodynamic and biogeochemical cycles near the sea floor and acting also as carbon sinks. The present book focus its attention on these three dimensional animal structures including, for the first time, all the different types of animal forests of the world in a single volume.

Editors and affiliations

  • Sergio Rossi
    • 1
  • Lorenzo Bramanti
    • 2
  • Andrea Gori
    • 3
  • Covadonga Orejas
    • 4
  1. 1.Inst. Environmental Science & Technology Autonomous University of BarcelonaBellaterraSpain
  2. 2.LECOB / Ocean ObservatoryCNRS / Pierre and Marie Curie UnivBanyuls-sur-merFrance
  3. 3.Dept. Marine Biology & OceanographyInstitute of Marine SciencesBarcelonaSpain
  4. 4.Spanish Institute of OceanographyBalearic Oceanographic CentrePalma de MallorcaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-17001-5
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-17001-5